Assoc. Prof.

Ilgar Şafak

+90 212 311 7484

Santralistanbul / EN1 103

Education

Courses

  • Coastal Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulics
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Senior Design Project I
  • Senior Design Project II
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • Summer Practice II

Areas of Interest

  • Coastal, ocean, and estuarine physics: Waves, Hurricanes, Currents, Tides, Sediment transport, Turbulence
  • Morphodynamic evolution of coastal zones
  • Hurricanes and their coastal impacts
  • Numerical modeling and simulation
  • Data analysis
  • Coastal and ocean field experiments
  • Coastal and ocean structures

Rewards and Achievements

  • Mendenhall Research Fellowship Project Investigation Award, United States Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award from the journal of Ocean Modelling
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award from the journal of Continental Shelf Research
  • NAUI SCUBA Diver: Open Water, Advanced Diving, Rescue Diving, Nitrox, AAUS-Cert Scientific Research Diving certified


Other Information

     Citations   h-index    i10

  • 532            12            15    ( Google Scholar )
  • 364            11             12    ( Web of Science )

Scientific research projects

  • Linking coastal ocean processes to shoreline change -- United States Geological Survey (USGS), Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, USA
  • Predicting shoreline change: Investigation of the performance of a three-dimensional hydrodynamics-based coupled circulation-wave-sediment transport morphodynamic model -- Mendenhall Research Fellowship; United States Geological Survey (USGS), Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, USA
  • Predicting impacts of extreme storm events (Hurricane Sandy) on coastal systems: Fire Island, New York -- United States Geological Survey (USGS), Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, USA
  • Long-term drivers, state change and disturbance on the Virginia Coast Reserve: Long-Term Ecological Research -- National Science Foundation
  • Erodibility and Stability of Tidal Flats: Characterization and Prediction -- Office of Naval Research, USA
  • Re-engineering living shorelines to halt erosion and restore coastal habitat functioning in high-energy environments -- Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Wave-sediment interaction in muddy environments: subbottom field experiment -- Office of Naval Research, USA
  • Long-term wind-wave statistics for construction of an undersea rail tunnel (MARMARAY), Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul -- Middle East Technical University, Civil Engineering Department, Ocean Engineering Research Center
  • Physical modeling of performance of floating breakwaters in Navene Yacht Harbor in Lake Garda, Italy -- Sistema Walcon (Italy) and Middle East Technical University, Civil Engineering Department, Ocean Engineering Research Center
  • Vulnerability of river delta systems to the impacts of climate change: Sakarya River Delta case study -- The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) 1001, (ARDEB, ÇAYDAG 117Y333)


Scientific project proposals and journal manuscripts reviewed

  • National Science Foundation (USA) Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics Program
  • National Science Foundation (USA) Marine Geology and Geophysics Program
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)
  • Coastal Engineering (1)
  • Advances in Water Resources (1)
  • Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering (3)
  • Ocean Engineering (2)
  • Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (4)
  • Ecological Engineering (1)
  • Environmental Engineering Science (1)
  • Mathematical Problems in Engineering (1)
  • Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans (4)
  • Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface (1)
  • Geophysical Research Letters (2)
  • Ocean Modelling (5)
  • Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (8)
  • Continental Shelf Research (8)
  • Marine Geology (1)
  • Ocean Dynamics (2)
  • Bulletin of Marine Science (2)
  • Frontiers Marine Science (2)
  • Journal of Coastal Research (6)
  • Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (1)
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE (3)
  • Physical Geography (1)
  • Aquatic Sciences (1)
  • Water (2)
  • Sustainability (1)
  • International Journal of Geo-Information (1)
  • United States Geological Survey publications
  • United Arab Emirates University (1)


Collaborations

  • United States Geological Survey
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • University of Florida
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • Yildiz Technical University
  • Georgia Tech University
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Delaware
  • North Carolina State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Tulane University


Conference services

  • Member of the scientific committee of the 14th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE 2020-21); İstanbul, Turkey; September 2021
  • Member of the scientific committee of the 9th Coastal Engineering Symposium 2018 – Adana, Turkey
  • Hydrodynamics session chair at the Rip Currents and Drowning Workshop 2018 – (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Member of the local organizing committee of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2016 -- ICCE 2016
  • Session chair at the International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2016-- ICCE 2016
  • Meeting-mentor for ASLO Multicultural Program at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting
  • Judge for “Outstanding Student Paper Award” for “Ocean Sciences” and “Earth and Planetary Surface Processes” sessions at the 2011 and 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meetings, and for “Sediment transport and deposition in lakes, estuaries, and shallow shelves” session at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting